The Eli Pinney Art Department promotes critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication, systems thinking and synthesis through visual art processes and production of visual artifacts. Each grade level focuses on a different concept that will provide the lens with which each unit is viewed.The grade level focus (see grade level focus download) represents an alignment with the state of Ohio’s Visual Arts Standards as well as social and behavioral sciences of whole child development. Each focus builds on the previous one and by the end of the fifth grade year, each student will be able to understand the practical application of art education to the everyday world.
The Eli Pinney Art Department empowers the students to find their own voice by choosing materials and processes to meet their learning goals. The art room encourages divergent thinking through the freedom of choice. Beginning with a central theme, each student is then able to find the most appropriate path for them, that will lead to a creative solution to the art making problem.
The purpose of the Eli Pinney Art Department, is to provide a supportive environment and facilitate an understanding of the creative process, visual communication, critical thinking and collaboration. These skills are essential to both academic and career success. This art program focuses on the creative thinking process and will prepare all students to be future-ready.
The Eli Pinney Art Program fosters an enduring understanding of the creative process. Student choice and vision, critical and creative thinking, authentic application and collaboration form the goals that every student must meet before completing their fifth grade year at Eli Pinney Elementary School.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have about the art program here at Pinney. Thank you for supporting the arts and valuing the artistic process as an integral part of whole child development. Stop back to see updated photographs and news of what is going on in the Pinney art room.
Jason Blair, MA. Art Ed.
Eli Pinney Elementary School
Dublin City Schools
“Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” — Ken Robinson